One of the most interesting matchups of the evening will be between the San Jose Sharks and Philadelphia Flyers. As part of the new NHL collective bargaining agreement, each team visits every city in the league. So you get fun little contests like this one between San Jose and Philadelphia in the middle of the season.
What’s funny about this one is that the Sharks and Flyers are in just about the same position in their respective division. San Jose is the second-best squad in the Pacific Division, while Philadelphia is the third-best team in the Metropolitan. The difference, of course, is that the Sharks have 80 points in the standings. The Flyers only have 66.
If Philadelphia wins tonight and the Rangers can’t hold off the Chicago Blackhawks, they’ll finish the evening in second place in the Metropolitan. Talk about a tale of two cities. The Western Conference has been the stronger of the two sides this year, but this game should be a fun examination of just how wide the gap really is.
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Date: February 27
Start Time: 7:00 P.M. ET
TV Info: CSN-CA, CSN-PH
Live Stream: NHL GameCenter